we are not in the habit of posting leaks and unofficial uploads. But this
bandcamp link has been up for a full day, and although there has been an official statement saying this is not the long-awaited debut album, this collection of demos (?) is still live, which makes me doubt whether the official label (XL) has any problems with it. My guess is these are Jai Paul’s scraps falling off the table, while we wait for the full, no doubt scrumptious spread that awaits us all. Well worth the listen and download, whatever it turns out to be.
Today the inside of my cranium resembles a darkened room where I need to keep the shiny ball spinning. An excellent day to turn to the absolutely filthy beatselection of Tim Peters, part of Project Ü, in his newest
28:28 Mix by Tim Peters on Mixcloud
Photography also (c) Tim Peters.
I took the liberty of interpreting ‘for professional use only’ as: ‘blast this on high volume in the office building since I’m the only one here on a Sunday’. Araab made this one a mixtape to last, too: crazy-face inducing trap bangers, classics like ‘street knock’, easy vibes, bouncy beats begging for a vocal mix: you name it, it’s on here.
(image above by lastnightsparty)
Three years and millions of sales since his first mixtape Drake is not pretending to be anything else than a middle class Canadian dude for whom ‘the bottom’ was playing soccer on fake grass or being extatic about working the nightshift in some random store while your friends are combing their hipster beards by the cash register.
It’s drop day! “Oolala, Mazeltov, what can I say?”
Le1f takes the lead in New York club rap with his own particular brand of gusto and guffow-inducing lyrics on the follow-up to “Dark York”: “Fly Zone”. The beats are .. well … fly … and I love it that in 2013 I can download a solid hiphop mixtape of an MC that pronounces “soft” as “sowft” and hands me hooks like “get your bunz up” to compliment my hefty collection of “get your gunz up” tracks.
Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel just posted the perfect soundtrack to the soggy excuse for snow that’s halfheartedly sloshing against my window right now.
The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: ten songs used on runways for spring / summer 2013 feat. Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter, the Archies, Chromatics, Junior Kimbrough, Planningtorock, Fatima Al Qadiri, Chromatics, Young Marble Giants and Tame Impala.
I’ll add the ‘where have they used this’ list to the tracklist as soon as I come out of hiding for the weekend, promise.
Image Alexander McQueen SS13 (c) Vogue Paris
The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: HAND COVERS BRUISE.
A stream of imagery, some NSFW, to start the kind of trouble you could taste, baby.
The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape:
ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed.
IT AIN’T EASY feat. David Bowie, Max Richter, William Burroughs, Bill Callahan, Throbbing Gristle, Bill Hicks, Isao Tomita, Menahan Street Band and Gil Scott-Heron.